Depth of the food deficit (kilocalories per person per day) - Country Ranking

Definition: The depth of the food deficit indicates how many calories would be needed to lift the undernourished from their status, everything else being constant. The average intensity of food deprivation of the undernourished, estimated as the difference between the average dietary energy requirement and the average dietary energy consumption of the undernourished population (food-deprived), is multiplied by the number of undernourished to provide an estimate of the total food deficit in the country, which is then normalized by the total population.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, Food Security Statistics.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Haiti 546.00 2016
2 Zambia 405.00 2016
3 Central African Republic 380.00 2016
4 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 343.00 2016
5 Namibia 325.00 2016
6 Chad 261.00 2016
7 Zimbabwe 259.00 2016
8 Liberia 256.00 2016
9 Tajikistan 250.00 2016
10 Tanzania 238.00 2016
11 Ethiopia 236.00 2016
12 Rwanda 232.00 2016
13 Madagascar 229.00 2016
14 Congo 206.00 2016
15 Swaziland 192.00 2016
15 Sri Lanka 192.00 2016
17 Iraq 185.00 2016
18 Timor-Leste 184.00 2016
19 Yemen 182.00 2016
20 Mozambique 181.00 2016
21 Botswana 177.00 2016
22 Sudan 176.00 2011
23 Afghanistan 173.00 2016
24 Uganda 172.00 2016
24 Pakistan 172.00 2016
26 Burkina Faso 167.00 2016
27 Sierra Leone 160.00 2016
28 Mongolia 156.00 2016
29 Guinea-Bissau 143.00 2016
30 Malawi 139.00 2016
31 Kenya 135.00 2016
32 Lao PDR 128.00 2016
33 Nicaragua 122.00 2016
34 Djibouti 118.00 2016
35 Bangladesh 116.00 2016
36 Guinea 115.00 2016
37 India 109.00 2016
38 Bolivia 104.00 2016
39 Myanmar 103.00 2016
40 Guatemala 101.00 2016
41 Cambodia 97.00 2016
42 Philippines 93.00 2016
42 Côte d'Ivoire 93.00 2016
44 Angola 90.00 2016
45 Dominican Republic 86.00 2016
46 El Salvador 85.00 2016
46 Honduras 85.00 2016
48 Vietnam 83.00 2016
49 Lesotho 76.00 2016
50 Togo 75.00 2016
51 China 74.00 2016
51 Guyana 74.00 2016
53 Paraguay 71.00 2016
54 Solomon Islands 70.00 2016
54 Ecuador 70.00 2016
56 Cabo Verde 68.00 2016
57 Panama 66.00 2016
58 Cameroon 63.00 2016
58 Senegal 63.00 2016
60 Colombia 62.00 2016
61 Jamaica 58.00 2016
62 Suriname 56.00 2016
62 Niger 56.00 2016
64 Trinidad and Tobago 55.00 2016
64 Georgia 55.00 2016
66 Thailand 53.00 2016
67 Nepal 51.00 2016
67 Indonesia 51.00 2016
69 Peru 50.00 2016
70 Benin 48.00 2016
71 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 45.00 2016
72 Nigeria 42.00 2016
73 Vanuatu 41.00 2016
73 Armenia 41.00 2016
75 Belize 40.00 2016
75 São Tomé and Principe 40.00 2016
75 Kyrgyz Republic 40.00 2016
78 Mauritania 36.00 2016
79 Costa Rica 35.00 2016
79 Mauritius 35.00 2016
81 Oman 33.00 2016
82 The Gambia 32.00 2016
83 Iran 31.00 2016
83 Morocco 31.00 2016
85 Fiji 30.00 2016
86 Uzbekistan 29.00 2016
86 Lebanon 29.00 2016
86 Mexico 29.00 2016
89 Uruguay 24.00 2016
90 Mali 23.00 2016
91 Turkmenistan 22.00 2016
91 Samoa 22.00 2016
91 Kiribati 22.00 2016
94 Barbados 21.00 2016
94 Kuwait 21.00 2016
96 Chile 20.00 2016
96 Algeria 20.00 2016
98 Ghana 19.00 2016
99 Gabon 18.00 2016
99 United Arab Emirates 18.00 2016
99 Kazakhstan 18.00 2016
102 Malaysia 14.00 2016
103 South Africa 13.00 2016
103 Jordan 13.00 2016
105 Egypt 12.00 2016
105 Brunei 12.00 2016
105 Azerbaijan 12.00 2016
108 Brazil 10.00 2016
109 Venezuela 9.00 2016
109 Saudi Arabia 9.00 2016
111 Cuba 7.00 2016
112 Korea 4.00 2016
113 Tunisia 3.00 2016
114 Argentina 2.00 2016
115 Turkey 1.00 2016

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Development Relevance: The prevalence of undernourishment indicator provides only a partial picture of the food security situation. Recognizing this, FAO has compiled a preliminary set of food security indicators, available for most countries and years, to contribute to a more comprehensive assessment of the multiple dimensions and manifestations of food insecurity and to effective policies for more effective interventions and responses.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The indicator is calculated as an average over 3 years.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual